'Third Noise Principle' is the latest instalment of the ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ compilations and follows the two previous Cherry Red releases, which rather wonderfully rounded up collections of rare, formative and experimental electronic music from both the UK and Europe.
Helpfully described as "Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson", this time round sees the location moving across the Atlantic to explore the North American and Canadian electronic music scene. Continue Reading ›
SONNY ERIK$$ON is the Teddy Boy Timelord who fuses rockabilly with the futuristic electronic sounds of today and beyond...
Armed with a laptop and a Gretsch guitar, this Cyberbilly template on this debut album inevitably comes over like a quirky blend of SUICIDE, SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK and BILLY IDOL. ‘Pleasurama’ is a superb opening number, like Gene Vincent gigging in an outer space jungle as interpreted by the one-time William Michael Albert Broad if he had joined THE SILICON TEENS. Continue Reading ›
MUERAN HUMANOS are from Argentina but based in Berlin. The sultry and sensual Carmen Burguess and the hard hitting rocker Tomás Nochtef came together there, became partners, and then formed a band while deciding to relocate to Europe.
Their sound has many influences but definitely falls at the dark end of the pop spectrum, the roots of synthpop can be heard there, as can the post-punk sounds of JOY DIVISION and the avant-garde experimental synthwork of acts like SUICIDE. Continue Reading ›